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Pixel Qi teases ultra-frugal Retina Display rival

Pixel Qi teases ultra-frugal Retina Display rival

Low-power screen experts Pixel Qi have teased a new iPad matching panel, equalling the Retina Display resolution but delivering "massive power savings" on Apple's technology. "We at Pixel Qi loved the Apple iPad3 screen, but were shocked by the overheating reports and the massive power draw (8Watts?!)" company founder Mary Lou Jepsen observed on the company blog. "We can now announce that we can match or exceed the image quality of the screen in the iPad3."

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Pixel Qi details shipping products: teases screen improvements

Pixel Qi details shipping products: teases screen improvements

It’s been awhile since we've heard anything from Pixel Qi, the company behind the color screen of the same name that allows viewing in direct sunlight. The screen has previously featured in products like Notion Ink’s Adam tablet, as well as the OLPC XO-3. Mary Lou Jepsen has posted on the Pixel Qi blog giving a status update, including what products currently feature the screen tech, plus some more coming in the future.

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3M invests in innovative LCD maker Pixel Qi

3M invests in innovative LCD maker Pixel Qi

3M and Pixel Qi Corp have announced that 3M is investing money into Pixel Qi. Exactly how large of an investment 3M made is not known at this time. The hope is that with 3M's display prowess and name the investment will accelerate the growth and development of the cool Pixel Qi screens that are very easy to read in direct sunlight and indoors.

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Small solar panel could power Pixel Qi and ARM tablet

Small solar panel could power Pixel Qi and ARM tablet

Earlier this week, we put up a video of Pixel Qi showing off its new and thin screens for tablets and other devices. The cool thing about all of the Pixel Qi screens is that they are designed to be easy to read in direct sunlight and to consume very little power. At Computex Pixel Qi was also showing off another very cool item along with the new screens. The company was demoing a tablet that could get all the power needed for the Pixel Qi screen and an ARM-powered tablet mainboard from a small 1W solar panel.

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UK game dev creates $25 Linux computer for education

UK game dev creates $25 Linux computer for education

A lot of schools in the US and abroad have such a tight budget that things for kids to learn with like computers are hard to come by. When I was a kid, we learned some basic computer programming in school, but today many schools simply tech a child how to use basic things on the computer like word processing and general computer skills. Some schools don’t have enough computers for the students to use and having enough machines for each student to take on home to learn on is generally out of the question.

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iPad 2s to Mainers in Kindergarten, Free

iPad 2s to Mainers in Kindergarten, Free

This fall, Kinder-gardeners in Auburn, Maine are going to all be getting Ipad 2's, for free. One of the teachers in the reading development labs started using her personal Ipad 2 with some of her most troubled students. They showed such remarkable progress so quickly that the school board decided to jump in and give it to all of the kids this next year.

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The Netbook Category Will Go Extinct

The Netbook Category Will Go Extinct

I’m going to let you in on the inside story as to why Netbooks and the Netbook category was first created and why they will exist no longer. Nothing I am saying here is truly secret however it doesn’t get talked about much. My goal in doing this is purely educational and so that we can talk more intelligently about what a Netbook is and perhaps wrestle together with whether or not it still makes sense to use the term.

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Pixel Qi 3qi display mass production soon; wide-angle version in fall

Pixel Qi 3qi display mass production soon; wide-angle version in fall

Pixel Qi has given an update on the status of their low-power displays, and the biggest news is that they're finally ramping up to mass production.  According to project lead Mary Lou Jepsen, several manufacturers are involved in producing the panels, and there is "strong demand" from multiple unnamed "higher volume customers".  Meanwhile new versions of the multi-mode screens are also in the pipeline.

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